Fabiana Zingone

Fabiana Zingone

Assistant Professor

Telefono: +39 049 821 5656


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Scientific National Qualification To Become Associate Professor of Gastroenterology – April 2017
Doctor of Philosophy degree in “Food and Health: biotechnologies and methodologies applied to digestive physiopathology” - “Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy – December 2015
Specialist Degree in Gastroenterology - “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II”, Naples, Italy – March 2012
Medical Degree - “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II”, Naples, Italy – July 2007
High School Diploma - Liceo Scientifico “Leon Battista Alberti” – Naples, Italy – July 2001

June 2017 – ongoing: Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology at the University of Padua / Consultant Gastroenterologist, Padua – Italy
September 2013 – December 2013 & Jul 2014 – Sept 2014: Postgraduate Occasional Student at Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham – UK
September 2012 – September 2013: Academic Visitor at the Division of Epidemiology and Public Heath in the School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham – UK
August 2012 - June 2017: Research Fellow at the University of Salerno, Italy

Dr Fabiana Zingone has always been involved in clinical and basic gastroenterology research, since she was a trainee doctor in Gastroenterology, especially regarding gluten related disorders (coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity) and inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn Diseases and Ulcerative Colitis). After her residency at the “Federico II” University of Naples she took part in a Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Epidemiology at the Division of Epidemiology and Public Heath of the School of Community Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham as Academic Visitor, obtaining a Master in Applied Epidemiology. She then continued her research work in Nottingham as a post-graduate Occasional Student as part of her PhD. During this period, Dr. Zingone developed the ability to analyse big data and conduct epidemiological studies. She is a member of the “Oslo Group” international study group and has contributed to define the standard coeliac disease terminology (Gut 2013) and write the coeliac disease management guidelines (Gut 2014).  In December 2015, she completed her PhD on the “Epidemiology of coeliac disease”. From August 2012 to June 2017 she conducted several research projects on coeliac disease at the University of Salerno, publishing several peer-reviewed papers on this topic. In June 2017 she obtained her current position as fixed-term Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology at the University of Padua where she is now continuing her research activity on immune-mediated gastrointestinal disorders with particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease and gluten related disorders and on gastrointestinal epidemiology. In April 2017 she obtained the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor - SETTORE CONCORSUALE 06/D4 MALATTIE CUTANEE, MALATTIE INFETTIVE E MALATTIE APPARATO DIGERENTE.

1. Zingone F, Ciacci C. - The value and significance of 25(OH) and 1,25(OH) vitamin D serum levels in adult coeliac patients: A review of the literature. Dig Liver Dis (2018),

2. Zingone F et al. - Alterations in Diets of Patients with Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity Compared to Healthy Individuals.  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jan;15(1):63-68.e2

3. Zingone F, Abdul Sultan A, Crooks CJ, Tata LJ, Ciacci C, West J. -The risk of community-acquired pneumonia among 9803 patients with coeliac disease compared to the general population: a cohort study.Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Jul;44(1):57-67

4. Zingone F, Sultan AA, Humes DJ, West J. - Risk of Acute Appendicitis in and Around Pregnancy: A Population-Based Cohort Study From England. Ann Surg 2015 Feb;261(2):332-7

5. Zingone F, West J, Crooks CJ, Fleming KM, Card TR, Ciacci C, Tata LJ.-Socioeconomic variation in the incidence of childhood coeliac disease in the UK. Arch Dis Child. 2015 May;100(5):466-73

6. Zingone F, West J, Auricchio R, Maria Bevilacqua R, Bile G, Borgheresi P, Erminia Bottiglieri M, Caldore M, Capece G, Cristina Caria M, Crudele A, Cuomo R, Lucia Garofano M, Giardullo N, Gerarda Gravina A, Greco L, Iannotta P, Kosova P, Lamanda R, Malamisura B, Marmo R, Napoli G, Nardone G, Pacelli M, Pascarella F, Riccio E, Riegler G, Rispo A, Rocco A, Romano M, Saffiotti O, Saviano P, Sorrentini I, Speranza P, Tolone C, Tortora R, Troncone R, Ciacci C. - Incidence and distribution of coeliac disease in Campania (Italy): 2011-2013.United European Gastroenterol J. 2015 Apr;3(2):182-9

7. Zingone F, Swift GL, Card TR, Sanders DS, Ludvigsson JF, Bai JC.- Psychological morbidity of celiac disease: A review of the literature. United European Gastroenterol J. 2015 Apr;3(2):136-45

8. Ludvigsson JF, Bai JC, Biagi F, Card TR, Ciacci C, Ciclitira PJ, Green PH, Hadjivassiliou M, Holdoway A, van Heel DA, Kaukinen K, Leffler DA, Leonard JN, Lundin KE, McGough N, Davidson M, Murray JA, Swift GL, Walker MM, Zingone F, Sanders DS; Authors of the BSG - Coeliac Disease Guidelines Development Group.Diagnosis and management of adult coeliac disease: guidelines from the British Society of Gastroenterology. Gut. 2014 Aug;63(8):1210-28.

9. Ludvigsson JF, Leffler DA, Bai JC, Biagi F, Fasano A, Green PH, Hadjivassiliou M, Kaukinen K, Kelly CP, Leonard JN, Lundin KE, Murray JA, Sanders DS, Walker MM, Zingone F, Ciacci C. The Oslo definitions for coeliac disease and related terms. Gut. 2013 Jan;62(1):43-52

10. Zingone F, Siniscalchi M, Capone P, Tortora R, Andreozzi P, Capone E, Ciacci C. The quality of sleep in patients with coeliac disease.Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Oct;32(8):1031-6

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